Awards, Prizes and Other Funding Opportunities

Bursary Forms for Socrel Annual Conference
A limited number of bursaries are available to support postgraduate, early career, retired, low income or unwaged Socrel members to present at the conference. Click here to download the latest Bursary Form for the Annual Socrel Conference.

BSA Socrel Support Fund

We are pleased to announce the Socrel study group will be providing a separate support fund of £500 annually each academic year beginning October 1st, 2018. This support fund is designed to support and aid postgraduate students/early career scholars (ECS) with the mechanics of academic research. Click here to download the application form and here to view the application guidelines.

Peter B. Clarke Memorial Essay Prize
Socrel invites essay submissions on any aspect of contemporary religion addressed from a sociological perspective. The winner of the Essay Prize will win a full pass for the Annual Socrel Conference, a cheque for £100 and a year’s subscription to the Journal of Contemporary Religion. Click here to download the call for essays. Click here to download the cover sheet.

Socrel History Project
This Socrel-funded project (up to £5,000) seeks to map the history and development of the Sociology of Religion in Britain using the events, networks and leading scholars associated with the Study Group as a lens through which to explore key moments in the discipline. Details can be found here.

Seed Corn Funding Competition
As part of its ongoing effort to invest in its membership, Socrel invites applications for Seed Corn Funding to support the development of significant and innovative work in the Sociology of Religion. We will make one award of up to £5,000. Click here to download the call for applications. Please note the competition is not running for 2021 (please see History of Socrel).

To see previous winning projects, please click here.